Riedel’s Artist-1024 Expands Communications Connectivity With Higher Port Density and Native IP Supp

Riedel Communications has announced the Artist-1024 node, an expansion that will provide higher port densities and full SMPTE 2110-30/31 (AES67) compliance.

Riedel said the Artist-1024 node has 1024 non-blocking ports in 2 RU, significantly reducing rack space requirements. This latest addition to the Artist ecosystem introduces a range of technical innovations centered on software-definable Universal Interface Cards (UIC).

This new type of interface card combines networking, mixing and management, and can be configured to act as an AES67 or MADI subscriber card or as an Artist fiber/router/processor card.

Changing the connectivity type requires reconfiguring the UIC with a button in the director configuration software. The frame provides ten bays for UICs, with two being reserved for routing and networking UICs. The remaining eight bays can be equipped with UICs of various configurations to provide subscriber connectivity.

The integral mixer on each subscriber card can be scaled from eight to 128 ports per card and can access all 1,024 ports of the Artist backbone. In addition, four expansion slots are available for various GPIO or synchronization applications.

Riedel's newest Artist node was designed with redundancy in mind. By supporting multiple redundancy schemes, including N+1, NIC and SMPTE 2022-7, it can provide robustness and reliability. All control logic and data links within the frame are redundant, and additional security is provided by two load-sharing PSUs and a fan module with redundant fan units. 

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